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Slate Culture Gabfest on What Lies Below, Worn Stories, and Prince

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Episode Notes

This week Steve is joined by Slate senior editor Allegra Frank as well as Slate editor and writer Dan Kois. The group first dives into the What Lies Below, the wild No. 1 movie on Netflix. Next, they discuss the Netflix series Worn Stories. Finally, the panel is joined by Slate music critic Carl Wilson to talk about Prince’s “vault” of unreleased music, as covered in this week’s episode of 60 Minutes.

In Slate Plus, the panel talks about how their parents influenced their music taste.

Podcast production by Cameron Drews. Production assistance by Rachael Allen.

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Outro music: “Ruins” by Origo


Dan: Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

Allegra: serpentwithfeet’s DEACON

Steve: “Averted Intimacies” by Elaine Blair in the New York Review


About the Show

New York Times critic Dwight Garner says, “The Slate Culture Gabfest is one of the highlights of my week.” The award-winning Culturefest features Slate culture critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and Julia Turner debating the week in culture, from highbrow to pop.

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  • Stephen Metcalf is Slate’s critic at large. He is working on a book about the 1980s.